Posted on October 6th, 2009 No comments
Undoubtedly, it is the range of choices in Hong Kong that makes it so popular among travellers, as even the most discerning of visitors is sure to find some aspect that suits his or her needs or wants. For the less discriminating traveller, the options lent by the wide variety on offer in Hong Kong mean that boredom never factors into the equation; there’s always something new or different to try.
Hong Kong has been under the dominion of Britain, China and Japan since it came into being and each civilisation has left its indelible mark on the landscape and culture of Hong Kong. The territory’s name literally translates as ‘Fragrant Harbour,’ and Hong Kong certainly lives up to the name, with pungent and distinctly varied aromas wafting through its bustling, cosmopolitan streets. The territory is often considered an ideal gateway for travellers since they can enjoy the pleasures of the East without a complete departure from the comforts of the West; a place where travellers can get a rich taste of wholly different cultures and lifestyles in a somewhat familiar environment. Sights of interest abound in this, one of the most densely populated regions in the world, and for those reluctant to experience the at times hectic and overwhelming nature of urban Hong Kong, there is always the option to stray further afield and take in the splendour of the surroundings from a distance. The shimmering neon lights that illuminate the entire city at night are truly a sight to behold.